Following the advent of the National Socialist regime in the year 1938, more than 2,700 mostly Jewish affiliates of the University of Vienna were dismissed and subsequently driven away and/or murdered - lecturers, students and administration employees. Furthermore, over 200 people were stripped of their academic titles.
In 2008, 70 years after the so-called "Anschluss" [annexation] and the pogroms of what came to be cynically called the "Kristallnacht" [Crystal Night], the University of Vienna commemorates this injustice and  ...

Pepi Reich

  • Born: 12-01-1912
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Pepi REICH, born on December 1st, 1912 in Rozwadów, Galicia/Austro-Hungarian Empire [today part of Stalowa Wola/Poland] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), daughter of Ephraim Reich (1884-1942(?), merchant) and Khana Reich, née Tzange, lived in Vienna's 2nd district, Tandelmarktgasse 9, was enrolled finally in fall term 1937/38 at the Medical School in the 1st year of her studies (fall term 1937/38 was validated on February 28th, 1938).

In 1938, after the takeover of power of National-Socialism she was forced to quit her studies for racist reason and to leave the University of Vienna. Later she worked as unoaid trainee ("unbesoldete Hospitantin") at the hospital of the Jewish Community of Vienna at Vienna 18th district, Waehringer Guertel 97.

She was deported from Vienna 2, Tandelmarktgasse 9 to concentration camp Auschwitz [Oświęcim/Poland] on July 17th, 1942 and did not survive the Shoah.

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna: enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 455; information from Dr. Christine Kanzler, Vienna 11/2019; DOeW-Austrian Victims' Database; YadVashem-Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names.

Herbert Posch


Nationale of Pepi Reich, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Pepi Reich, fall term ...
Nationale of Pepi Reich, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Pepi Reich, fall term ...

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